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SR- Straight Run Means either sex right?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by chicksgalore, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm shopping and correct me if I'm wrong...SR means you get either sex, 50/50 chance?
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    yes.
     
  3. muddler6

    muddler6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It means whatever is hatched, they just grab the number you want and what you get is what you get. Boy's and/or girls.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    In my case for str runs, I have more roos than pullets...sometimes as high as 75 percent roos and rest of them are pullets.

    With 17 Welsummers st run chicks, I got only four pullets and rest of them are roosters.
     
  5. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I'm afraid of. It always seems like the roos are more plentiful than the pullets. I want to order 2 silkies, in hopes of having at least 1 I can use as a reliant brooder. What do you think my chances are?
     
  6. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly I think it's worth paying to get sexed chicks, especially if you only want a few. My recent hatchery orders ( 3 orders and 150 chicks) were much closer to 75% roos
     
  7. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I have a choice, I am planning to order the females but Ideal didn't give me a choice on the Silkies:(
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    If you have to order straight runs, be sure to order more than you need because of the roo ratio vs pullet ratios.
     
  9. jadude

    jadude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get sex link you can tell the sex as soon as you get them so you can give away the roos from the start
     

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